Ana de Armas recalls ‘very emotional’ moment she saw herself in full Marilyn Monroe costume for ‘Blonde’

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Some like it sentimental. Ana de Armas is reflecting on the “very emotional” moment she saw herself in full Marilyn Monroe gear for the hotly anticipated Netflix film, “Blonde.”

“I don’t even know how to describe it. ... Everyone in the room started crying, I can tell you that. It was very emotional,” the “Knives Out” star, 34, told “Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist” in a clip from this weekend’s episode.

“It became real. I had done tons of wardrobe fittings. I have like over 100 wardrobe changes in the movie. And then I did separately hair tests and makeup tests, but never together. So, that day was kind of like a— feel like she was back or something,” she chuckled.

Noting that she does “get emotional thinking about it,” de Armas said she “for sure” wants to do right by the late “Some Like It Hot” star and sex symbol.

“I feel very protective of her,” said a teary de Armas.

The film, directed by Andrew Dominik, is a landmark one for the streamer as it is reportedly the first of Netflix’s to be rated NC-17 — which is meant to signify no admittance to anyone under the age of 17.

“One the one hand, I think if I’m given the choice, I’d rather go and see the NC-17 version of the Marilyn Monroe story. Because we know that her life was on the edge, clearly, from the way it ended,” the “Killing Them Softly” filmmaker, 54, told Vulture earlier this year. “Do you want to see the warts-and-all version or do you want to see the sanitized version?” The film’s star in an interview published by L’Officiel earlier this month said she “didn’t understand” why the film was rated NC-17 when other movies “are way more explicit” than the screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name, which had a limited release Friday and will hit Netflix later this month.

Monroe was just 36 when she died of an accidental overdose in 1962.